Varanasi (also called Banaras or Kashi) is one of the most divine places for Hindus and is therefore called the spiritual capital of India. Varanasi is known for its oscillating culture and the Ghats which are present at the bank of the spiritual Ganga River. The city is also known for bringing salvation as it is the most sacred city for Hindus and also for Jains.
Varanasi has a vibe and atmosphere which is on some other different level and one needs at least 4-5 just to get along with the atmosphere there. If anyone wants to visit Varanasi, then one must book a spiritual Varanasi tour package which is available online and then enjoy the visit. Many people have the wish to visit Varanasi at least once in their lives and experience the calmness of the city.
There are a lot of places to visit and see the beauty of the city which I’ll tell you about in brief now:
- Kashi Vishwanath Mandir: One of the most sacred temples for Hindus is the Kashi Vishwanath Temple and is sanctified to Lord Shiva. The pre-existing Hindu scriptures also contain mentioning of this temple. Once you visit this temple and experience the soothing vibes present, there’s no going back. Jyotirlingas are signs of devotion and correspond to Lord Shiva and this temple has one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva.
- Ghats of Varanasi: The most striking of all ghats is the Dashaswamedh ghat which provides a different kind of calmness to the body. A boat tour through these ghats is preferred and provides you with a new experience. Some ghats are also reserved for cremation and many people have the death wish to be cremated under these ghats.
- Ganga Aarti: The divine Ganga aarti of Varanasi is a true picture of devotion and peace which makes us experience the sacredness inside and around us. The activity lasts for about an hour and all the people experiencing it get soaked in the devotion and all the worries of life fade away for some time. It is one of the must-see activities which one should experience at least once in life.
- Sarnath: This is the place where Buddha went from Bodh Gaya from where Lord Buddha gained enlightenment and preached his first oration to five followers and laid the founding stone of Buddhism and is thus one of the holiest places for Buddhists.
So, Varanasi is considered to be a must-visit place for Hindus and the peace and calmness you experience there can never be experienced anywhere else. Varanasi is also believed to have the power to wash away the bad deeds of the dead. Therefore, at least once in your life, you must visit Varanasi and to enjoy the real experience here you must book a spiritual tour package Varanasi and then have a nice visit with proper guiding and no worrying about anything.